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a little while ago jesse jackson jr. said that he has been suffering from bipolar we haven't seen him at all he is at the mayo clinic he has won this race. there is really no place for you to be tonight. he is not here, sandy is not here his family is not here as a matter of fact the rev. we hear tonight is in ohio. can you hear us? >> that's why we are at an election night party here in the second congressional district in madison at the sports bar and grill you know jesse jackson jr. had problems, lots of well-documented problems in the past few months but winning this election was never expected to be one of them, tonight we can confirm that he remains at the mayo clinic in minnesota he voted by absentee ballot and there was no party for him so that's why we have been here talking with these constituents i just want to tell you a few minutes ago i did get a text message from his spokesperson and i will read it back to you know, the tax says my deep and sincere thanks to the people of the second congressional district i am humbled and moved by the support shown today, every day i t
aldermen sandy jackson's vote. it's a budget that i think fundamentally balances our budget but it does it by not raising property taxes, not raising sales tax not raising the energy tax. 9 million more would be invested in early childhood education after-school programs and jobs children's eye exams and programs to address domestic violence. her husband congressman jesse jackson is still absent from congress as a cloud of federal investigation surrounds them. missing another city council meeting that makes two in a row for this month alone. impatient politicians appear to want the congressman to come forward with the truth about his campaign finances for the sake of the second district. if it's beyond a health issue its and urgency and necessity for the congressman to come to terms with the fact that he has to make a decision very very soon. out of respect for his constituents. as city hall sympathy seemed to lie with sandy jackson as the alderman wife and mother who is keeping everything at tied both professionally and personally she has the worst attendance record of any aldermen ye
obama. congressman jesse jackson junior will not be released from the mayo clinic before election day. jackson has already voted by absentee ballot and has no plans for a public appearance on election night. jackson was recently re-admitted to the clinic for treatment of bi-polar disorder. he also suffers from gastro- intestinal problems. he has not campaigned since taking a medical leave of absence in june. next we go live to the new york stock exchange. how some financial giants in lower manhattan will operate while waiting for their offices to dry out in the wake of hurricane sandy. and later in lunchbreak the chef from river north's zed 451 is here with his savory recipe for roasted butternut squash with bacon vinaigrette. at was me... the day i learned i had to start insulin for my type 2 diabetes. me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used. and me... discovering once-daily levemir® flexpen®. flexpen® is prefilled. doesn't need refrigeration for up to 42 days. no drawing from a vial. dial the exact dose. inject by pushing a button. flexpen® is insulin del
argued for granting russia pntr, which has until now been prevented by what is known as the jackson-vanik amendment, focus on the supposedly bilateral trade benefits. the issue that concerns me and many members is not trade but human rights. advocates of repeal say that the jackson-vanik amendment is outdated and is purely symbolic and therefore should be disregarded. but in the ira of human rights, madam speaker, symbols can have a very great importance. over the years jackson-vanik has become a sign of the continuing u.s. commitment to human rights in russia and elsewhere. repealing the amendment could very well be interpreted as an indication that our commitment is now weakening. this would be a terrible signal to send at a time when putin is in the process of imposing ever tighter restrictions on all opposition to his regime, especially democratic activists and any others who dare to defy the authorities. i also oppose granting russia aren't -- pntr at this time because it is but one more concession by the united states in pursuit of the president's failed reset of relations wit
outrageous media bias. and a candidate to fill jesse jackson jr.'s seat. small problem, he's a falcon, had sefelon, sowhat am i missin? is this the guy democrats want tomy consider for congress straight ahead. then i read an article about a study that looked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. they used centrum silver for the study... so i guess my wife was right. [ male announcer ] centrum. always your most complete. i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today
congressman jesse jackson jr. he's been out of sight for months, undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder. and now there are revelations of another fight for the congressman, who is battling ethics violations by the federal government. pierre thomas has the latest from washington. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. congressman jesse jackson jr. has been fighting to regain his mental health and return to public life. but this morning, he appears to be in a fight to stay out of jail. the son of civil rights icon jesse jackson was easily re-elected tuesday, with more than 60% of the vote. even though he dropped off the political scene months ago, to deal with bipolar depression. >> we're learning that congressman jesse jackson jr. of illinois has been re-elected. >> reporter: but jackson is also the subject of multiple fbi investigations, involving allegations of misuse of campaign funds and influence peddling. sources familiar with the probe say he's now negotiating a possible guilty plea. >> the pressure is overwhelming when the fbi steps to you, particularly in a
protection... citing her role as honorary consul to south korea. wgn has learned that alderman sandi jackson is back in washington d-c. she got there last night because of a family health issue not related to her husband jesse jackson jr. she usually goes to d.c. on weekends, but left early because of the family health issue. sandi jackson was absent from yesterday's budget vote at city hall. jackson called in sick yesterday, making this her second missed budget vote. a year after metra's biggest fare hike ever, the transit agency board may be coming back for more- raising fares once again. the board voted a short time ago. and they voted 72 to raise the price of the tickets by 11 percent. the riders said they were unhappy with the decision but they said they have no choice. they have no option but to commute into the city each day. the company that makes twinkies and ho-ho's announced this morning it's going out of business. thousands of employees are out of a job. wgn's judy wang reports from the hostess factory in schiller park. a big blow just days before thanksgiving. hostess set a de
. no democrat has made a move to seriously challenge her. >> the seventh award alderman sandy jackson's get the city council meeting this morning and is not commenting on a wall street report she may have been involved in spending campaign cash on furniture for their home. >> the latest information about the fed's going after sandy jackson says to me that plea negotiations somehow got derailed. there was a sticking point, do not know what it is. maybe he does not want to do jail time and they are pushing jail time. congressman jackson remains in minnesota. >>he used taxpayer financed office to conduct private business. former speakers are allowed to use government office five years after they have stepped up. it is illegal for them to use the office for commercial purposes. use his office to conduct research on a commercial venture. the former controller of dixon of illinois guilty. >> the numbers in this story are staggering. one of the biggest abuses of public trust in the history of illinois. $53.7 million stolen over a period of about two decades. prosecutors say that she is the mon
in front of me about congressman jesse jackson jr. resigning from congress. house speaker boehner's office confirming they have received jackson's resignation letter. more details on this after the break but again, congressman jackson jr. is resigning after just winning re-election there in his illinois district. we are back with much more after this. >>> it's time for the "your business" entrepreneur of the week. christine wants you to shop small. the onner of wonder works believes in cooperation instead of competition. she has a section dedicated to locally made products to make sure that her customers dollars stay local. for more watch sunday mornings at 7:30 on msnbc. >>> back, everybody. more on the breaking news. illinois congressman ja jesse jackson jr. resigned from congress. luke russert joins wime with mo. people are questioning the timing and the investigation of whether or not the allegations that jackson converted campaign funds to personal use. >> sure. a few interesting things here, thomas. we have on good authority he resigned today because, obviously, a lot of folks on cap
in cairo, egypt. steve, thanks. jesse jackson jr. out of congress now but not out of the woods by any means. the democrat from illinois submitting his resignation yesterday just two weeks after voters reelected him for his ninth full term. now it came after he had been absent for many months citing inpatient treatment for bipolar disorder but on top of his health battle, the former congressman is also facing a federal investigation among other things accused of misusing campaign funds to fix up his home. now jackson could face the fallout from that probe. even though he is no longer holding public office. peter doocy has the latest from d.c. >> some folks in illinois are now asking why congressman jesse jackson jr. waited until 15 days after the election to resign instead of letting voters select his successor on november 6th. congressman bobby rush the only person who beat barack obama in an election is sticking um for the embattled 47-year-old. >> i don't think that anybody has been duped. i think that that this is a process that no one really knew exactly what was going to happen. >> jac
future. why jesse jackson jr.'s troubles may be far from over. new reaction from a live report. >>> plus, a judge rules on the future of hostess. what will happen to the maker of those tasty twinkies? are they down for the count? find out. heather: we have a fox news alert for you, dense fog being blamed for a 50 vehicle pile-up in jefferson county, texas. reports say that at least 35 people are injured, no reports of any deaths so far. shutting down, though, interstate 10 in both directions. this happened around 8:00 this morning. you can take a look at some video of the pile-up right there. once again these are live pictures. no deaths being reported from this, but about 35 injuries so far. so a traffic snarl for all those people there in texas trying to get home for the holidays. rick: that's too bad. we'll keep an eye on that and bring you more information as we get it. >>> right now, though, a congressman's fall. jesse jackson jr.'s resignation from congress might spell the end of a political career that once held so much promise. but it hardly means that his troubles are over. stil
that. it is andrew jackson. and first of all, how often did you look for the little story at the beginning that -- frankly, a lot of them i never heard. >> if you didn't hear of them i'm very impressed. we did. and i cap say that i was the one personally going through the archives and doing it. it was one of the decisions i made to try to make it as non historical as possible, to make it as journalistic as possible. and it is -- device we use in journalism to find the little nugget, the little anecdote that gives -- reveals something about the guy's character. it is a device you use in journalism, lead little. lead with some little wonderful nugget, anecdote, that gives you an insight ask draws the reader in. and we begin in the case of andrew jackson with a story of him in a duel, dean fending his wife's honor at which he had to do a number of times. before he -- went to the presidency. >> you say -- the fellow's name is charles dickinson who was 27 years old and had already killed 26 people in duels. who is his opponent if >> andrew jackson. >> what was -- what was the r
in jackson, causing this huge fire. all three pilots on board died. the person inside that home escaped with minor injuries. investigators say the plane had just taken off from a nearby airport on its way to an faa safety conference. the pilot asked for permission to return to the airport shortly after takeoff but never made it back. >>> investigators still aren't sure what caused an explosion that killed a couple in indianapolis. they believe gas fueled appliances may be involved. however, the woman who lived at the home at the epicenter said she replaced her furnace recently and it was fine. she also says she smelled a strange odor outside before the blast but doesn't know if it was natural gas. citizens energy group said the utility found in leaks in the neighborhood. >>> charges of an inappropriate relationship against a sesame street puppeteer are now being dropped. elmo performer kevin clash was accused of having a sexual relationship with another man starting with the accuser was 16. but the law firm that represents the now 23-year-old released a statement saying the relationship
with local leaders about the priorities of this district with a me congressman jesse jackson junior will stay in office, despite staying out of the public eye for several months. he won in a landslide victory over republican challenger brian woodworth and independent marcus lewis. jackson did not make any public appearances last night. but he did release a statement to his supporters, saying. i am humbled and moved by the support shown today. everyday, i think about your needs and concerns. once the doctors approve my return to work i will continue to be the progressive fighter you have known for years. yesterday's election returns were a vote for the status quo. while republicans held the house, democrats maintained their hold on the senate. the democrats picked up at least two new seats. and a third republican seat in maine went independent, and effectively democrat, assuming the new senator, angus king, caucuses with the democrats. w-g-n political analyst paul lisnek has been here since yesterday. he's in the newsroom with a closer look at what happened last night. i think one
the final result passed. >> let's talk about another political story. the resignation of jesse jackson due to health issues and that federal investigation that's been going on for some time now. his father jesse jr. had this to say about his son outside his chicago home yesterday. take a listen. >> he's with his family. and having dinner. and having prayer. of the things a lot of folks are saying here is that if congressman jackson knew as most likely he did that he was going to end up resigning, why not do it a month, six weeks, two months ago and give someone else a >> yeah, he won a resounding victory in his illinois district on election day. he hasn't been really seen by his constituents or anyone in the congress since june. he's been at the mayo clinic i think twice for treatment there for his bi polar diagnosis and fs highly likely he knew he couldn't fill out his term and may have to that is the question that came as a resul of this announcement so soon after election day that he wasn't going to be in congress anymore. that could have maybe been avoided. if he's under all of this me
jackson jr., the son of the rev. jesse jackson holding on to his illinois house seats. of course he has been fighting depression to map out of public view for months now. and so the republican opponents thought, well, i might be able to unseat this guy. look at that margin. even with a guy who did not campaign. essentially being hospitalized about the public view completely you know, complete confusion. what's going on. no accounting for what he's doing. no accounting for the status of his health, and he still wins in the walk. as we go through some of the other races, we can look at the texas senate. ted crews will pick up this victory. that would be a very, very big win. right now, of course, really electrified republican conventioneers and talked about the latino appeal within the republican party. they hope that this will be a sign that latinos would gravitate to that ted cruises and others and say maybe the republican party is opening its arms to latinos and general. again, it remains to be seen, but that is a big pickup. a guy who was barely know a little more than a year ago movi
. the house will be in order. for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas rise? ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from texas is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, thank you very much. just about 40 minutes or so ago we were in the midst of a debate concerning stem, something that most americans have come to now understand the acronym as it deals with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. as a longstanding member of the subcommittee on immigration and on homeland security, stem now is a basis for expanding visas to ensure -- to give opportunities to young people who are graduating from our research institutions of higher learning that have been born in other countries, give them the ability to be able to stay here to help create jobs and to build this economy. that's a good thing. but on november 6, 2012, i think america spoke and said we're ready to go further. i voted no on the rule because i believe we're ready for comprehensive imm
? >> watching right-wing evan gel calls was even more fantastic. >> victoria jackson was awesome. >> stephanie: oh, that was wonderful. >> yeah, that was fabulous. i -- i just think when -- there's no way to even say that you didn't get just spanked if you are an evangelical when you consider the good guys won in marriage equality in four states that we elected the senate's first lesbian and six, maybe seven members of congress that are lbgt and an openly gay person in the state legislature. all of the things that they would have wanted. >> stephanie: donald trump -- this is our whole point of why they are so stunned. because they don't believe in arithmetic. donald trump tweeted obama lost the popular vote let's have a revolution -- >> no, he didn't. >> stephanie: he won. >> when the votes came in, he won everything. >> stephanie: yeah. >> donald trump was a guy who went bankrupt with a casino. >> yeah that's hard to do. >> so numbers are not his friend. >> stephanie: even sheldon adleson was like what a dope. ann coulter. >> i think romney ran just on his own force of w
house race, and jesse jr. has been -- jesse jackson, jr. has been projected the winner of the house race. with all of this news, cbs is calling new hampshire for president obama. bill fletcher, your reflections at this moment. >> is the question is about drawing the line. i think it is about strategy. we talk a lot about drawing lines. we talked about disagreements with different mainstream politicians. politics is about strategy, so it is not a question about if obama has nine done -- not done x, y, and z, the question is what are we capable of doing? otherwise this becomes a complete abstraction, and going back to something laura says, i do not know people who put all their time into the electoral politics. i know very few people to sink all of their energy into it. what i do know is a lot of people who stay away from the discussion of a long term electra roles strategy -- electorial strategy, or they jump in, thinking that is a time to wave the flag and express moral outrage with all kinds of capital as politicians, rather than thinking what are the steps we have to take to actually w
. speaker, i now yield to a senior member of the house judiciary committee, sheila jackson lee of texas, for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from texas is recognized for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i thank the distinguished gentleman. i think the difference with my friends on the other side of the aisle is their lack of recollecting that america's always viewed immigration as good. . i heard a potent story this morning about the restoring of the statue of lib that's right so many of us as children have had the opportunity to climb to the very top and be reminded of the welcoming of the huddled poor. that's what this debate is all about. just for a moment i want to thank the chairman for yielding to me, and i just want to deviate for a moment in this time of economic tension just to remind people that tomorrow's world aids day and i want to congratulate the thomas street clinic in my district. remind people 25 million people have died since 1981. i just wanted to acknowledge those individuals as we begin this very important debate. we are respectful of immigrants
. >>> sources tell abc news that talks are under way for a possible plea deal for congressman jesse jackson jr. the illinois democrat is currently being treated at the mayo clinic for bipolar disorder. the fbi is investigating jackson for improperly using campaign funds for personal purchases, potentially furniture at his home, but he coasted to victory tuesday, retaining his congressional seat, despite virtually no presence on the campaign trail. the only involvement, a robo call. had. voted since june 8. and missed every one of the 225 votes since. that goes to show his strong contingency there. >> absolutely. >>> a look at your friday forecast, a big storm in the rockies with blizzard conditions and up to 2 feet of snow in montana, idaho, utah. showers along the california coast. some light rain in the dakotas. drier in the northeast. a chilly morning in the southeast. >> 70s from miami to new orleans. 50s in the northwest. and midwest. 40s from seattle to portland. >> with veterans' day almost upon us, college sports is going all out to support the vets and military in general. one way tha
demons of leaded 79-73 with just four minutes to go. phil jackson has been named as a possible replacement. after an awful first two weeks. >> yesterday afternoon at the last season and this morning we had a final determination of a decision the bottom line is that the team was not winning at the pace that we expected the team to win here and we didn't see improvement. the bears and texans may be headed for a money track. jeffrey is listed with a head injury but he did practice today. the western golf association up for a game at the peninsula hotel tonight featuring the great tom watkins. tonight's fund-raiser will help the scholarship fund and the championship tore comes to the chicago area at the north shore country club next year. >> this is a great golf town, great golf courses all over the place in and great golf fans people love to play golf here. >> and there is still a lot of action. the admirals' are in a real issue out. shooed outshoot out the final was 7- 4. they took care of toledo tonight 76-50. overseas to germany where michigan state played they turned it all
in a jackson, mississippi neighborhood left no survivors killing all three people on board. the single-engine piper had just taken off from a local airport when it struck a home. amazingly a resident in that house escaped with only minor injuries. >>> u.s. soccer gold medalist hope solo and her fiance spent what would have been a wedding day in a seattle courtroom tuesday. the former seattle seahawks star jeremy stevens had been arrested monday for a domestic violence case against solo. police reports indicates that solo suffered a bloody laceration on her elbow. stevens was released and not charged. >>> the man accusing elmo puppeteer kevin clash of engaging him in an underage sexual relationship has now dropped his allegations and says the relationship was adult and consensual. clash had denied that the relationship began when the accuser was underage from the start, but it took a leave of absence from sesame workshop to fight the allegations. more on this in the next half hour. >>> madonna knows how to keep the city rocking. look who she got to join her at madison square garden last
jackson. if she could do that, i'd vote for her. >> she's the head of the epa and once they're in office reliable votes for president obama if he wins. >> of course. >> paul: one surprise before we go, heather wilson has been closing the republican there, a tough state because mitt romney isn't going to win that state, but that may be one to look at, 'cause she's been gaining. coming up in our second half hour, with the national polls tied up all eyes are on independents. we'll check in with pollster witt ayers who has new numbers. with all 135 house seats up. a look at what the 113th congress might look like and a roundup of other measures on the ballot in states across the country. including a big showdown in california. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 let's talk about low-cost investing. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 at schwab, we're committed to offering you tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 low-cost investment options-- tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like our exchange traded funds, or etfs tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 which now have the lowest tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 operating expenses tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 in their respective tdd#: 1-8
stonewall jackson's personal battlefield maps. on tuesday, november 13th, former republican vp candidate paul ryan and virginia senator mark warner will speak at the "wall street journal"'s annual ceo counsel here in washington, starting at 7:00 a.m. at the mayflower hotel. on wednesday, november 14th at 9:30 a.m., the topic on how to help returning veterans increase their job opportunities in the private sector will be highlighted, as the u.s. department of labor hosts a symposium with excels your college, focusing on veteran career and education opportunities. thursday, november 15th at 7:00 p.m., u.s. supreme court justice samuel aleto delivers the keynote address at the national lawyers convention. the justice's remarks will center on constitutional law, being held at the mayflower hotel. and finally, on friday, november 16th at 8:30 a.m., the national press club will look at social media in the 2012 presidential race, looking at the increasing role it is playing. and that's your capital rundown for the week of november 12th, 2012. you can find more at myfoxdc.com, or use our twitter
jackson jr. who has been in a psychiatricward for last year won by over 70 percent in illinois. neil: he did not campaign today. >> and i bet you any amount of money his wife -- neil: richest getting this. barack, has won the state of ohio. the crucial state of ohio has now gone to barack obama. the only suspense will be in the margin because it is within a narrow margin you have room for litigation counting provisional ballots, recounts and all that. if it's outside the margin it didn't matter. by the weight, is mitt romney goes on to lose florida or virginia or both. again, with that when the president is now within eight electoral votes of being reelected. what do you make of all that? >> it is the culmination of what you and i thought we would be seeing it this point some time ago. it was funny. pretty clear that governor romney could have been the campaign manager. neil: it wasn't even close. that was like 73 percent. >> these are peculiar times in which we live. and, by the way, should have been talking to the romney campaign. >> always clear. >> i can argue with a single thing he
people by surprise. a sudden resignation, jesse jackson jr. leaving congress because of health issues. the illinois congressman has been undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder. jackson's health may not be the only factor. he's being investigated by the fbi and house ethics committee for possible misuse of campaign funds. he was just re-elected for a tenth term. >> snoopy, kermit, hello kitty. hey, there's spider-man. these are some of the star attractions of the annual macy's thanksgiving day parade. it begins in less than two hours, in new york city, and for the first time in its 86-year history, the parade route has changed. jason carroll is live among the revelers. we'll talk to him later this hour. >> look forward to that. >>> and millions of couch cushions across the country will be getting quite a workout today. turkey coma, not a problem. that's because football is here. nfl lineup, a triple header, kicking off at 12:30 eastern time, with the detroit lions hosting the houston texans. then it's the cowboys and redskins squaring off at 4:25 this afternoon. >> if i can make it
in jackson, mississippi, independent. caller: good morning. newly appointed superintendent, i met with yesterday. we have 30,000 students and 2000 are homeless. 70% of our schools in the city, i visited alternative schools where we had the bus driver and security guards running the alternative schools. we have teachers who are failing these students and failed those students' parents and grandparents. they've been in the school system's 25 for 30 years. we accept this. we fired a coach at southern university yesterday because they went 0-12. how is it we led 75% of our students fail and we continue to retain the same principals and teachers? 76% of our schools in jackson need to be charter schools. this is the only outlet that i see for the future of our children in jackson, mississippi. host: let me throw this into the mix before we go. schools install a tracking system despite protests. ships pinpoint location of students. -- chips. perry, philadelphia, tennessee, democratic caller. how you fix the school system? caller: i appreciate you letting me speak. years ago i was in sout
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your homes, you held caucus trainings. you marched with us at the jefferson jackson dinner and then on a cold january night you stood up for barack because you knew that he would stand up for you. [ cheers and applause ] over these past four years our family has been truly blessed, truly blessed by all of the love and support and prayers that we have received from every corner of this country. barack has been truly blessed to have all of you by his side as we have worked together to bring that change we can believe in. it is an honor and a privilege to serve this nation. tomorrow we get the chance to finish what we started here. [ cheers and applause ] tomorrow all across this state, we will line up and vote in libraries and community centers and school gyms, we're going to knock on doors until our fingers are numb. we're going to make calls until our voices are hoarse and we won't stop until every voice and every last vote is counted. we will do it. we will do it because while we have come so far, we know that there's so much more to do. what we really truly know is that w
democracy or is it going to go more toward traditional conservative populism of a jackson or a reagan. certainly, when a country manages to deal with such a deadlock or to change the direction, it comes only through presidential leadership. it doesn't come through any other means. so, you've got a lot of red here, and that may be a good harbinger for your party but it does not say anything about how the country is going to move forward in terms of what you promote. so, given all of that -- if you buy any of it -- to what extent do you see any way in the world that the next four years will be anything other than a continuation of the last four, -- struggling, muddling through, kicking the can down the road and not really dealing with the fundamental problems of america? >> 3 very good questions. i would say that obama's first term has two parts -- before and after the 2010 election, just as the clinton administration was also two parts. they never talk about -- the talk about the last six years, when republicans were present, -- were present, with welfare reform, but they never talk ab
will be right back after this update from c-span radio. >> 8:37. here are some of the headlines. jesse jackson jr.'s resignation from congress might have ended his political career but is not at -- and the mark of troubles for jesse jackson. the nine term democratic congressman said his letter of resignation yesterday. confirms publicly for the first time that he is under a federal probe and is cooperating with investigators. the president of cyprus says his country is very close to signing an agreement with potential predators for a bailout to support its troubled banks and to pay its bills. this comes one day after officials wrapped up a third round of negotiations with officials from the european commission, the european subtle bank and the actor national monetary fund. meanwhile, european leaders are sticking out their positions as they gather today for what is expected to be a turbulent and lengthy summit to determine a seven-year budget for the 27 country european union. in a battle pitting several wealthy member states against those seeking a bigger aid budget, david cameron is leading
this time, i think mitt romney is in trouble in florida. jackson bill -- jacksonville is in a foreign place. it is home to swing voters, undecideds, independents, single moms. growing population of non-cuban hispanics to be democratic. -- who leave the democratic. palm beach county is extremely important. it leans democratic, but mitt romney people feel they have made important inroads, project early with the jewish community who they say they're not comfortable with the presidency of on israel. -- the presidents stance on israel. >> what about voted on election day in the state of florida? is the state prepared, and could there be another possible repeat of what happened in 2000? >> statistically you would think of it do not favor something -- like what happened in 2000 again, but of course it could happen again. secondly, the big concern is the fact that we have historically long ballot. in florida, as in many states, a lot of those people but only in the major elections. they are paying attention to the race between president obama and mitt romney. there will vote on tuesday. when they g
" with representative jesse jackson jr. -- also on the congressional front, allen west, the tea party- backed african-american in florida who lost his reelection writes today in the "washington times" -- he said that his lawyers saw no way to the effect the outcome of that recounts in the district. so that's this morning. also, the front page of the washington times has a lengthy piece about the what is causing the recovery in the united states to sputter. so those are some other stories for you this morning. we will keep looking at the newspapers as we get your thoughts on our question for all of you, which is in the washington times and the new york times this morning, front- page stories about one-party rule. the washington times asked if is a cure for gridlock. looking at state legislatures. michael on the line. caller: thanks for taking my call. i voted democrat in the last election and i have grown to regret. i would like to say this to all the voters out there. whether you are democrats, republican, independent, it does not matter. what matters is the people that elected officials to represent
and well born, basically the elite of the revolutionary time. this really changed when andrew jackson was elected, a champion of the common man and during the founding era, he switched from the founding era to bring his supporters into the government. his conviction was that officeholders in the government of their offices have and they basically thought that government jobs were simple and that anybody could handle them. mainly east of the mississippi river. the partisan approach led to the development of the spoils system and the governor of new york coin the phrase, to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy. in the middle of the nineteenth century, wholesale changes of personnel at partisan changes came with each new administration to spread corruption and kickbacks, so if you got a job with the the government, you were expected to take part of your salary and put it back in the party coffers of they could use that to campaign for the president next time. a progressive farm for reform, the spoils system. the president wants a cake and everybody wants a piece of backache. preside
? [ cheers and applause ] >>> potential candidates are lining up for jesse jackson the famed civil rights leader once had his sights set on the white house but leaves amid multiple investigations. and when you trace his rise through politics, his event you'll demise as well, when did the walls start caving in? >> if we were to write a novel, it would be about a very bright kid frustrated by the political maneuverings and margin allized by the first president of the united states and then inflicted by his inflicted wounds and then he was indiscrete in making clear his desire to be cimayor the city and they blocked him at the pass. then along came the surprise once unknown state senator barack obama who achieved what he had hoped to achieve to become the first black president and at that point everything from first and foremost, lobbying a little too hard for that vacant seat in the u.s. senate and fbi wire taps were allies of rod blog blog, the convicted governor, millions of 2k dollars and then revelation of an extramarital affair well a washington bikini model and waitress and then you h
jackson jr. of illinois has actually been re-elected despite spending the last several months in the mayo clinic. >> that's solidly democratic. but jesse jackson jr. who has won re-election in illinois has not been seen in congress since early this summer. i mean, he left for health reasons. he has not campaigned at all. and as you see, solid lead, democratic district, re-electing a democratic congressman that has been missing in action for almost half a year. >> so many of those congressional seats are so safe. >> i want to go back out and see if we can put upside by side, jake tapper and david muir. i think it's interesting to be in each of those rooms right now. feeling the mood of the room. jake tapper, if you can hear me right now, i have a question i wanted to ask. at one point, president obama's campaign but an exclamation point after "forward." it was just "forward" and then an exclamation point. when did they decide that was the right message for them? >> well, they went back and forth about a lot of different messages. and they ultimately decided "forward." and then there was so
and pray that they win it. >> we will go to steve on the republican line from jackson, mississippi. good evening to you. >> how are you doing? >> fine, thank you. >> i do not feel like a, has put in work to be the president. once again he led us down. jobs are nowhere in mississippi that i can find and i've been looking for three years. we need you to step up. >> dennis is next from four again. -- oregon. >> i have been an independent most of my life. i just voted for barack obama because the fact that everything he tried to do was blocked by the republicans and what he has accomplished is a lot in the last four years. i hope he wins. >> thank you for the call. from our twitter page. the networks declaring that barack obama winning pennsylvania. pennsylvania was mitt romney's pat way to-- pathway to 270. that pathways closing up fast. line.mocrats' >> hello and thank you for taking my call. i wanted to say that i am a retired firefighter, 34 years. 70% of our responses are medical related. most of those people go to the emergency room. they have no primary care. where have the republican
diverse nation. host: let's go to jackson, mississippi, on the democratic line. caller: good morning. i'm very glad i got through. i'm very interested in what you are talking about. i am just elated that this gentleman is on and speaking of the hispanic people. i think they are doing a great job. they come here to work. their values are no different than american values. they want family. they want to take care of their kids. they want their kids educated. they want their children to be able to work in this society just like everybody in america. everybody in america huckster remember there -- america house to remember their ancestors came here for the same reasons -- everybody in america has to remember that their ancestors came here for the same reasons. the gentleman that was on before that was talking about we need to learn our values -- we have not learned our own values yet. host: max sevilla? guest: i take great pride in the fact we are upright -- a nation of immigrants. we are a melting pot. through our diversity, we have a new and interesting for festive -- an interesting persp
: jackson, mississippi. host: good morning. what do you think about the u.s. electoral system? caller: i would rather see just the popular vote. sometimes i do not think it is fair. but the one thing i wanted to call in about, about obama being a christian, one sunday morning about one year ago i was getting ready to worship and he was talking on television. i actually heard him say i am muslim. i was talking to a friend the other day and she said she heard the same thing. so, he is not a christian, he is a muslim. he said it on television. eyes and ears do not deny. host: i am sorry to say, i did that here that, i am looking at articles about that. if the president says he is a christian, does that matter to you? caller: did you hear him say that he was a christian? host: we have aired programs on c-span where he talks about his faith and background, yes. caller: i also heard him say that he is a muslim. besides, the other thing, he is profane to things that god has said in the bible. that are wrong. the gay style, and also abortion. and he is for that. host: do you look at mitt romney'
at the jefferson-jackson dinner. and then, on a cold january night, you stood up for barack, because you knew that he would stand up for you. and over these past four years, our family has been truly blessed -- truly blessed -- by all of the love and support and prayers that we have received from every corner of this country. and barack has been truly blessed to have all of you by his side as we have worked together to bring that change we can believe in. it is an honor and a privilege to serve this nation -- just know that. and tomorrow, we get the chance to finish what we started here in iowa. tomorrow, all across this state, all across this country, we will line up and vote in libraries and community centers, in school gyms. we're going to knock on doors until our fingers are numb. we're going to make calls until our voices are hoarse. and we won't stop until every voice and every last vote is counted. and we will do it. we will do it, because while we have come so far, we know that there is so much more to do. and what we really, truly know is that we cannot turn back now. we need to keep
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